Orange Walk man killed during robbery

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Police are yet to release official details but there was a murder on Friday during lunch hour in the Belize District. The incident took place in the village of Sandhill at the entrance to the Old Northern Highway (Maskall Road). The deceased has been identified  as 58 year old Jorge Blanco of Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk District. Mr Blanco was with his employer, John Penner of John Penner Meats in the delivery truck driving back to Orange Walk when they were accosted by two armed men. Those armed men allegedly stopped the delivery truck by shooting the tires out. They demanded money from John Penner and he gave it to them but Jorge Blanco, the sideman, was reportedly killed during the incident.

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